Children, ages 3 and older, join us on Monday, December 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. to listen to stories about snowmen, design and then construct a special snowman using the materials we provide. If you know you can attend, please call to register (518-758-9321). On Monday, if you find you can attend , drop in for the fun!
Visit the Library on Tuesday, December 18 between 12 and 5 p.m. to construct your very own architectural masterpiece! Choose from a variety of different Lego pieces and Duplos. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary.
The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. in the Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street. The Public is welcome to attend
Our deepest appreciation goes to all who helped us provide a happy Christmas to an Ichabod Crane family. Thank you for the gifts, the food and the money to buy clothes and toys.
Our appreciation also goes to the many people who made our Christmas cookie decorating party on Saturday such a fun and successful occasion. Thank you to the kids and parents who attended, to Santa Claus who listened to all the Christmas requests, to Amy who made 125 delicious sugar cookies in at least 5 different seasonal shapes and to Tots the Clown who provided the wonderful balloons. Thank you to library staff: Lauren, who organized both events and Lucille, who was always there when a task needed to be completed.
A very special shout-out goes to Ichabod Crane senior Nicole, who wrapped all the presents, helped prepare the frosting bags, handed out cookies, helped kids with decorating and worked on cleanup.
Join us for our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1 – 3 p.m. Decorate cookies, meet Santa Claus, take home a balloon made by Tots the Clown. It’s delicious and fun and open to all ages!!
The Valatie Free Library has joined the Ichabod Crane Primary School and the Northern Lions Club and other organizations in helping needy families have a happy Christmas. Our responsibility will be to provide books, articles of clothing and toys to two children and food for their family. If you would like to help us, you could bring in a nonperishable food item, a gift for one of the children or donate to the cost of the gifts / food. Please stop in the Library to see the list of the items that the children would like or need.
We will be collecting food for the family, gifts for the children and monetary donations until December 10th. All gifts and donations received will be given to the Ichabod Crane Primary School for distribution to the family.
Knitting / Crochet scheduled for Monday, November 26th has been postponed. The new date will be posted in December.
Children, preschool through sixth grade, join us at the Valatie Free Library from 5:30 – 6: 30 p.m. on Monday, November 19th as we read Rosie Revere Engineer, and put our design skills to the test. Choose from an array of materials to make your engineering ideas come to life! Registration is appreciated, but if you decide that you can make it at the last minute, feel free to join us in this maker-space program.
Thank you to all who voted yes on the Valatie Free Library Proposition yesterday. The Staff and Board of Trustees appreciate your support.
The next time you are in the Valatie Free Library, check out the southwest corner of the new room. Meet our new friend donated by the Joseph family. He joins the painting in the children’s area also donated by the Joseph family. We invite children who visit the Library to suggest names for this beautiful giraffe from now through the Christmas holidays. A panel of library trustees will decide on the winning name which will be announced on Saturday, December 29th. So, kids, what name do you think fits the giraffe? Place a name on one of the paper giraffes at the Circulation Desk. Vote once or several times if you wish. Help us start the new year with a new name for our giraffe! Thank you to the Joseph family for the two giraffes and for the naming opportunity for kids.